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Ari Levy / CNBC:
Docker appoints former SAP exec Steve Singh as CEO to replace Ben Golub   —  Docker was tagged with a $1 billion valuation in the heady days of 2015, when the term “unicorn” was still in vogue and venture capitalists spoke frequently of FOMO (fear of missing out).
May 2, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Rubrik CEO confirms his startup has raised $180M at $1.3B valuation led by Institutional Venture Partners; Lightspeed raised separate $95M fund to bolster stake   —  - Lightspeed raised a separate fund to boost its investment in Rubrik, calling it one of the fastest-growing start-ups it's ever seen
Apr 28, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Groq, a stealth startup founded by Google Tensor Processing Unit project engineers and Chamath Palihapitiya, has raised $10.3M   —  Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Apr 22, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Sellers say Amazon's counterfeit problem is getting worse after it made it easier for Chinese manufacturers to sell goods to US consumers   —  Four things you should know about Amazon before shopping the prime sale  —  Amazon has opened the doors to allow Chinese manufacturers to sell directly to consumers …
Jul 9, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Kleiner Perkins raising close to $1.3 billion for two funds: Sources   —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm that last year defended itself against an explosive sexual discrimination lawsuit, is raising two funds totaling close to $1.3 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.
May 23, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
After blockbuster earnings, Alphabet passes Apple as the world's most valuable public company   —  Google passes Apple as most valuable company  —  Google-parent Alphabet passed Apple as the most valuable company in the world.  At current after-hours levels, Alphabet's market cap is roughly $570 billion …
Feb 1, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Technology investors describe the cooling in Silicon Valley: lower valuations for top-tier companies, and trouble for weaker startups   —  Silicon Valley's cash party is coming to an end  —  Silicon Valley is cooling, not crashing.  Valuations are falling.  The era of cheap money is over.
Dec 17, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
An inside look at Zazzle, which expects $250M+ revenue and a gross margin of 45% this year, larger than Amazon's recent 35% gross margin   —  The anti-Amazon that's making money: Zazzle  —  Amazon.com became the world's most valuable retailer by selling everything imaginable at virtually no profit.
Jul 30, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Square raising $200M, partly from Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, at $6B valuation   —  In raising cash, Square heads for $6B valuation: Sources  —  Square, the payments provider that turns any smartphone into a credit card terminal, is in the process of raising capital …
Aug 27, 2014, 12:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Rackspace Hires Morgan Stanley to Evaluate Options   —  Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX), a provider of cloud-computing services, hired Morgan Stanley to seek strategic options that could include teaming up with bigger technology companies.  —  The company enlisted the investment bank to explore ways …
May 15, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context

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